discrimination

labor

Here’s the Memo About the ‘Burden of Being Black at Google’

Read the full memo written by a departing Google employee on his experience as a Black person at Google.
Motherboard Staff
2 days ago
labor

Google Employee Writes Memo About ‘The Burden of Being Black at Google’

“Over the last 5 years I’ve heard co-workers spew hateful words about immigrants, boast unabashedly about gentrifying neighborhoods, mockingly imitate people who speak different languages, reject candidates of color without evidence because of ‘fit.’"
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2 days ago
housing

Trump Wants to Make It Basically Impossible to Sue for Algorithmic Discrimination

A new rule would make it easier for businesses to discriminate without consequence. That’s the point.
Edward Ongweso Jr
8.6.19
labor

Google Employee Alleges Discrimination Against Pregnant Women in Viral Memo

The memo, titled “I’m Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why,” has been read by more than 10,000 employees at the company.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
Jason Koebler
8.5.19
Race

Natural Hair Is Protected In California, But the Bias Is Far From Gone

One in five Black women feel social pressure to straighten their hair for work—beyond explicit policies requiring it.
Mary Retta
7.9.19
discrimination

This Catholic School Fired a Gay Teacher During Pride Month

Cathedral High School in Indianapolis decided to fire a gay gym teacher rather than risk losing funding from the archdiocese.
Trone Dowd
Kelly Vinett
6.24.19
Ask A Lawyer

Ask a Lawyer: Can Hotels Really Deny Entrance to Rappers?

Meek Mill was recently turned away from a hotel in Vegas, and plans to sue. We asked a lawyer whether he has a case.
Jessica Meiselman
5.29.19
Facebook

Facebook Charged for Discriminatory Housing Ads by Department of Housing and Urban Development

On Thursday, the Department of Housing and Urban Development charged Facebook with violating the Fair Housing Act.
Caroline Haskins
3.28.19
Coachella

The ACLU Is Coming for Coachella

In 2018, two Coachella attendees said that they were barred from restrooms that corresponded with their gender identities. Now, the ACLU is demanding the music festival create a written policy that is more inclusive of transgender people.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
2.27.19
women's rights

The war to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment just took a hit. But the battle isn't over.

Only one more state needs to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, which aims to ban sex discrimination.
Carter Sherman
Emma Fidel
2.22.19
politics

Remembering Internment Camps, Lawmakers Aim to Ban Identity-Based Detention

A new bill introduced by Tammy Duckworth, Mazie Hirono, and Mark Takano will ban the US from detaining individuals on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.
Leila Ettachfini
2.20.19
transgender

New Bill Aims to Prevent Gender Dysphoria 'Disease' From Spreading to Kids

House Bill 1108, which forbids teachers from educating their students about gender dysphoria, passed through the South Dakota House on Tuesday. The bill's sponsor claims it will "save" youth from getting "this disease."
Diana Tourjée
2.13.19
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